March 19, 2019
By a 67% to 21% margin, New Yorkers say that Amazon cancelling its planned second headquarters in Long Island City was bad for the city and state.
By as nearly as large a margin—61% to 30%—they’d support Amazon receiving up to $3 billion in state and city incentives to create up to 25,000 jobs if it reconsidered its decision.
Those are the top-line findings of a Siena College poll of New York State registered voters, released Monday. Although some may have cheered Amazon’s decision to bow out, “even 56% of self-described liberals think it was bad for New York,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.
Asked who bore the greatest blame, three times as many voters called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a villain as called her a hero. Local Queens activists, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Amazon itself also ranked among the villains in the Siena poll results.
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